Report: A Remake of the First Pokemon Movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back, is Coming Next Year

Report: A Remake of the First Pokemon Movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back, is Coming Next Year

Mewtwo's coming back to teach us a lesson many of us forgot.

Rumors out of Japan suggest a remake of the first Pokémon movie, 1998's Mewtwo Strikes Back, is coming next year. The original Mewtwo Strikes Back is 20 years old, and if you remember it as clearly as I do, congratulations: You're old enough to fret about your mortality, but not old enough to enjoy senior discounts as restaurants. What a great age.

Pokémon fan site Dogasu reports a teaser for the new movie—which is seemingly called Pocket Monsters The Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution in its country of origin—was shown at the end of the latest Pokémon theatrical release, Pocket Monsters The Movie Everyone's Story. The teaser is reportedly about ten seconds long and revises the original movie's opening moments with Mewtwo stirring in a tank and wondering where he is. There's a brief shot of Mewtwo opening his eyes, and apparently it seems the remake might be CG.

"Literally all we have right now is a title and an implication that Masachika Ichimura [Japan's original voice actor for Mewtwo] will be returning as Mewtwo," Dogasu reports. It's not a lot to go on, but a remake of Mewtwo Strikes Back is hardly an outlandish idea. One thing's for sure: A lot of people could benefit from re-learning the message Mewtwo delivered to movie-goers back in '98.

Speaking of Pokemon adventures coming your way in the near future, take a look at our guides for Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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